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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.

When Bowe Bergdahl walked off of his base in 2009, soldiers and resources across Afghanistan were rerouted to search for him. Jon Thurman was with Bergdahl's company, and was a part of the weeks-long search after he disappeared. He speaks with NPR about that time, and how he feels about Bergdahl's guilty plea.

After weeks of hearing from his teenage sons in Puerto Rico about the lack of sufficient food and water, a Connecticut father sells his car to pay for plane tickets to get them out.

Republicans in Congress are talking behind closed doors about a plan that would affect millions of Americans who are saving for retirement — and not in a good way according to many critics. The idea is to drastically lower the amount of money that Americans can set aside before taxes in their 401(k) accounts.

President Trump presented the Medal of Honor to retired Army Capt. Gary Rose for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. During a four-day battle in Laos with North Vietnamese troops, Rose — a special forces medic — treated more than 50 soldiers under fire despite his own injuries.

"The reality is that Eric Garner died at the hands of a police force and a criminal justice system that were designed entirely by white people, for the most part," says journalist Matt Taibbi.

Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.

A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.

Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. Critics say this makes snack foods seem healthy. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.

Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.




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